Hardwood flooring for pet owners: What’s the best?

Hardwood flooring for pet owners: What’s the best?

Hardwood floors in Denton, TX, are popular, but do these floors mix well with pets in the home? Of course, you can choose hardwood flooring options that make it easier to manage the two together, so here are some pointers on making the most of your remodeling project with pets in mind.

Species can make a big difference

Different species offer different characteristics; some are far harder than others, protecting you better from scratches and scuffs often accompanying pet nails. White oak, maple, and hickory are good options that handle pets better than softer woods.

Though opinions vary, engineered wood flooring might be a better option than solid floors. We'll help you consider each product's characteristics and benefits against your requirements for the match you want and need.

Color is important

If dark hardwoods are your favorite, you may often clean them with certain pets. However, darker colors show dander, debris, and dirt very easily, which could leave you dust-mopping or damp mopping more often than you'd like.

For less visible dirt and dander, consider choosing lighter hardwood flooring, which hides the same problems well. Of course, you have to clean as often, but your floors will look just as well-kept as if you did.

We have the hardwood flooring you need

At Smitty's Floor Covering, we work hard on your remodeling requirements, so you don't have to for stunning and valuable results. Instead, we put years of experience to work for you for results that will serve you for decades, whether in a single room or an entire home.

You're invited to visit our showroom in Denton, TX, to learn about our products and browse our extensive hardwood flooring inventory in person. When you're ready to buy, we'll cater to your needs as we've helped those in Denton, Corinth, Hickory Creek, Krum, and Ponder, TX.